Monthly Archives: November 2011

The first planting

It’s been warm for November … more time for digging in the dirt!  Got the plants from High Country Gardens, so why wait til spring? First up — find spots without native buffalo grass. (That grass is a definite keeper, … Continue reading

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Box ‘o plants

This is the first time I’ve ever ordered live plants by mail, so I wasn’t sure how it was going to work. When looking for prairie and drought-tolerant plants a while back, I stumbled across High Country Gardens online. They have … Continue reading

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Who’s been digging in my square?

This weekend, we awoke to artfully placed mounds dotting The Square (future home of the Hilltop Prairie). Seems like others may have heard of our plans and decided to get in on the real estate before the boom. (Click on photo for a … Continue reading

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Location, location, location

Where exactly do you put a prairie? What an excellent question! After lots of walking and talking and looking and thinking . . . and more walking and staring and thinking . . . and walking and looking — well, you get the … Continue reading

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Hey, I’ve got an idea!

We’re going to start a prairie! How cool is that? We’re on a hilltop overlooking the Arkansas River valley. Deer, bison and prairie dogs used to live here. Now it’s home to neatly carved bermudagrass monocultures, fenced off and sprayed twice … Continue reading

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